Situated in the western hills of Sonoma County near the town of Freestone, the Platt Vineyard rests just five miles from the Pacific coastline. With plantings ranging from 425 to 800 feet above sea level, this site is known for being exceptionally cool, averaging high temperatures of just 75 degrees during the growing season.
These unique variables lend themselves to a balance between the California sun and the coast’s mild maritime climate. Each block of Chardonnay at Platt is planted 100% to Old Wente Clone, known to produce wines of great texture and freshness due to the clone’s inherent small cluster size. The entire vineyard sits on a southwest facing slope consisting of Goldridge loam. A soil highly sought-after for its excellent drainage, and ideal nutrient profile for producing balanced wines year after year.
Released | Fall 2022
Winemaker's Notes | Rich with a golden hue. Aromas of orange zest, pineapple and almond macaron compliment the white nectarine and dried pear on the palate. There’s a clean, energetic hint of salinity that gently expands into a soft, luxurious finish
Released | Fall 2021
Winemaker's Notes | Rich in classic golden color has the essence of white nectarine and sliced pear that pulled through the palate by concentrated, lively acidity; the wine gently expands in the mouth to achieve a very balanced medium weight. Finishing notes adds a hint of lemon verbena and custard filled pastry that linger over a long, cleansing finish. Aromas of chamomile, orange blossom and seashell.
Released | Spring 2021
Winemaker's Notes | Crushed limestone and white lily fill permeate the glass. On the palate, the structure and flavors are seamless and integrated. Sliced pear, raw almond, and pressed pineapple intertwine with an acidity that carries the wine to a long finish where bright lemon zest and fresh cream linger.